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Required Steps:

1) Read the Guidelines for Facilities and Resources

Learn our most basic policies and procedures.

2) Tour the lab at least two weeks before your study is set to begin.

Schedule a time with Tia to tour the lab. You’ll be able to get a sense of what room options might work for your study, see where resources in the lab are located, learn lab protocols, and ask any questions you may have about the IBRC.

3) Register as an IBRC researcher

4) Forward a copy of your approved IRB Protocol and IRB Approval email to Tia Tyndal.

5) Complete this brief Pre-Study Form

When your study is finished, you will be asked to fill out a Post-Study Form.

6) Reserve your room(s) at least one week in advance.

To schedule rooms you may a) contact Tia Tyndal or b) view availability and request reservations via Duke University’s scheduling site, 25Live.

Please note 25Live views best in Mozilla Firefox. Other browsers, including Google Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer are not supported.

7) Be sure that all research assistants interacting directly with participants have the proper ethical and IBRC Research Assistant training.

As required by Duke for those conducting human subjects research, all researchers must complete the CITI training: History and Ethical Principles. See the Duke Office of Research Support website for more information about this required training.

All undergraduate research assistants must complete this brief IBRC Research Assistant Training module.


Additional Resources:

IBRC Participant Pool.

Most researchers utilize our participant pool, which consists of both Duke students and triangle community members. If you will utilize the IBRC participant pool, ask Tia for a researcher account on SONA. You will be able to login, post your study, set qualifiers, and monitor sign ups here.

If you will utilize your own participant roster, please provide your schedule to Tia Tyndal.

IBRC Mini-grants.

The IBRC offers a limited number of $600 mini-grants exclusively for participant payment when utilizing IBRC resources. Check out our application for detailed guidelines and to apply.

Contact Tia Tyndal at or 1 (919) 681 2906.